Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


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Drama Ucheldre Rep presents:
Abigail's Party              (12A)



Thursday 26 May 7.30pm


Welcome to the cocktail party from hell!

In this adult drama, an evening's get together of neighbours turns from social embarrassment to personal antagonism and ends in disaster. 

Starring the hostess Caroline Tattersall as Beverly Moss, Andy Littlefield as her husband Lawrence and neighbours Lyn Cuffing as Angela Cooper, Mike Gould as her husband Tony, and Donna Jones as another neighbour Sue Lawson.


Beverly in seductive mood.









2 hrs with one interval
An amateur production with permission Samuel French    £6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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Drama Ucheldre Rep presents:
Abigail's Party              (12A)



Friday 27 May 7.30pm


Welcome to the cocktail party from hell!

In this adult drama, an evening's get together of neighbours turns from social embarrassment to personal antagonism and ends in disaster. 

Starring the hostess Caroline Tattersall as Beverly Moss, Andy Littlefield as her husband Lawrence and neighbours Lyn Cuffing as Angela Cooper, Mike Gould as her husband Tony, and Donna Jones as another neighbour Sue Lawson.


Beverly in seductive mood.









2 hrs with one interval
An amateur production with permission Samuel French    £6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
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Drama Ucheldre Rep presents:
Abigail's Party              (12A)



Saturday 28 May 7.30pm


Welcome to the cocktail party from hell!

In this adult drama, an evening's get together of neighbours turns from social embarrassment to personal antagonism and ends in disaster. 

Starring the hostess Caroline Tattersall as Beverly Moss, Andy Littlefield as her husband Lawrence and neighbours Lyn Cuffing as Angela Cooper, Mike Gould as her husband Tony, and Donna Jones as another neighbour Sue Lawson.


Beverly in seductive mood.









2 hrs with one interval
An amateur production with permission Samuel French    £6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Belonging         Perthyn




Tuesday 31 May 2.30pm
Belonging             Perthyn                                 (12+)  

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This bilingual production is based on Re-Live's in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers. Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment…belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who's Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging is entirely accessible for Welsh and non-Welsh speakers alike.

"Belonging takes us inside the experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!" Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff.

Watch Video here



1 hr 15
             £10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau 

Drama Belonging         Perthyn




Tuesday 31 May 7.30pm
Belonging             Perthyn                                 (12+)  

Inspiring and moving, Belonging is a powerful new play that follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia.

This bilingual production is based on Re-Live's in-depth interviews with people living with dementia, family members and professional carers. Belonging dispels the myths of dementia and shines a light on how a dementia-friendly Wales can be created just by being yourself, being in the moment…belonging.

A brand new play written by Karin Diamond and directed by Peter Doran (Grav, Oh Hello!, Who's Afraid of Rachel Roberts?), Belonging is entirely accessible for Welsh and non-Welsh speakers alike.

"Belonging takes us inside the experiences of people living with dementia. It enlightens, challenges and entertains all at the same time. Prepare for some myth busting!" Mark Jones, Dementia Care Advisor, The Younger Onset Dementia Service, Cardiff.

Watch Video here



1 hr 15
             £10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau 

Drama RSC Live: Hamlet
Wednesday 8 June 7pm
Hamlet

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.  As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.              

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3 hrs 15 incl 20 min interval
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Drama NT Live Encore:
The Audience 



Thursday 9 June 7pm
The Audience       (12A)


Winner of three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience - featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award -nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience.  No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal.  Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.


3 hrs  with one interval
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Literary Coleridge in Wales
Festival Day



Tuesday 28 June 10am -7.30pm

Coleridge in Wales Festival Day


Details shortly
10 hrs
            Season ticket £14, £12 concessions/gostyngiadau
Drama  Almeida Live: Richard III


Thursday 21 July 6.45pm
 Almeida Live: Richard III      (12A)


The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.




War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown.  

Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict.  Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.

Cast includes: David Annen, Joseph Arkley, Tom Canton, Daniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes, James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Finbar Lynch, Aislín McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, and Joanna Vanderham.

3 hrs 30 (TBC)
               £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Drama RSC Live: Cymbeline

Wednesday 28 September 7pm
Cymbeline





Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain.  When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him.  But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both.

Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.

Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.

 

3 hrs 30
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
Drama RSC Live: King Lear

Wednesday 12 October 7pm
King Lear



King Lear has ruled for many years.  As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

3 hrs 30
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant 
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